Here are the major breaking news in Nigeria for this morning. Monday, July 27th, 2020. BREAKING: Presidency Rejects Senate’s Call to Terminate Azura Power Agreement. The presidency yesterday rejected the call by the Senate, asking the federal government to pull out of its power purchase agreement (PPA) with Azura power plant and allow the company to pull $1.2 billion from the foreign reserves. The presidency, in rejecting the call made by the legislature during its debate on the report of its committee
The Senate on Wednesday denounced the proposed refering to of 20 activities in Lau Local Government Area of Taraba State where the Minister of Power, Mamman Saleh, hails from. The Senate Committee on Power communicated the disappointment while examining the 2021 spending recommendations of the Rural Electrification Agency. Individuals from the board recognized 20 rustic charge undertakings of different entireties, running between N20m to N52m in the 2021 spending proposition submitted to the National Assembly.They
1: Ex-Benue Gov’s brother assassinated.Terkula Suswam, the Chief Executive Officer of Ashitech Group of Companies, has been murdered.He was shot dead by gunmen at a petrol station Tuesday night in country home in Anyiin, Logo.
1. Senate will pass new electricity law in August —Senator Gabriel Suswam The Chairman, Senate Committee on Power, Senator Gabriel Suswam, has assured Nigerians that the problems associated with the quality of electricity supply in the country would soon be addressed with a legal framework. He said the Senate was putting together, a comprehensive Electricity Act in collaboration with the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission to tackle the challenges facing the consumers, the suppliers and the regulators.
The Senate President, Ibrahim Lawan has said that from the electricity power reform of 2005 to the privatization of Gencos and Discos and to what is happening today, it is clear that everything is fraud. He made this known while declaring open a one-day round-table discussion with the theme: “Addressing Nigeria’s Power Problems” organized by the Senate Committee on Power on Monday. According to him, the privatization of the power sector in 2005 and 2013 was a grand scheme conceived with the intenti
The Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) on Monday guaranteed that the proposed tariff hike,now suspended, would now not have an effect on negative electrical energy clients if okay. In his presentation to the Senate Committee on Power at the commission’s Head workplace in Abuja, the NERC Chairman, Prof. James Momoh, informed the lawmakers who have been in their oversight characteristic that a mechanism had been put in location to soak up the loads of the damaging consequences of the hike. He said:
The Minister of State for Power, Mr Godwin Jedy-Agba says the Federal government has begun the way toward returning businesses back to Nigeria. The way toward bringing those businesses back, he stated, was to ensure there was feasible power in Nigeria. Talking with columnists at a "Roundtable dialog on Power", sorted out by the Senate Committee on Power in Abuja, the Minister demanded that power would be fixed to lure enterprises that have migrated back to the nation. "The Federal Government has begun the p
On the floor of the Senate yesterday, 19th of March 2020, Distinguished Senator Gabriel Suswam laid a report on the investigation of the Nigeria power sector. It would be recall that the Senate at its plenary sitting on the 19th November 2019, considered a motion brought to the Senate on addressing Nigeria's Power problems by Senator Chukwuka Utazi. After consideration, the motion was referred to the Senate committee on Power for further legislative action and to report back to the senate with a detailed re